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Dr. Nils Pelzer, B.A.

Lawyer

Born in 1986; studied law and East Asian Studies at the University of Heidelberg; from 2012 to 2016, research assistant at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, under Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess; doctoral work in comparative legal analysis at the University of Heidelberg. Dr. Pelzer has been licensed as an attorney since 2018.
Dr. Pelzer counsels German and international clients in the conducting of complex litigation, in corporate and commercial law, in M&A transactions, and in contract law. He works in a leading capacity at the firm’s China Desk and provides advice and support for Chinese companies investing in Germany.
Dr. Pelzer is a lecturer on Chinese law at the University of Trier and is a member of the German-Chinese Bar Association, as well as the European China Law Studies Association. He is the author of a series of publications on German and Chinese law.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze

Lawyer and Notary a.D.

born in 1934; le­gal stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Bonn, Freiburg/ i.Br., Gene­va and Lux­em­bourg; ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1962.

As an ar­bi­tra­tor Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze has been in­volved as pre­sid­ing ar­bi­tra­tor, ar­bi­tral tri­bunal mem­ber or sole ar­bi­tra­tor in more than 100 most­ly in­ter­na­tion­al cas­es in ad-hoc and in­sti­tu­tion­al ar­bi­tra­tion pro­ceed­ings (ICC, DIS, In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion at Vi­en­na and Re­gion­al Cen­tre for Ar­bi­tra­tion, Kuala Lumpur). In many oth­er cas­es he act­ed as par­ty rep­re­sen­ta­tive be­fore ar­bi­tral tri­bunals. Since 1983 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze is a hon­orary pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen for In­ter­na­tion­al Civ­il Pro­ce­du­ral Law. He is a mem­ber of var­i­ous pro­fes­sion­al as­so­ci­a­tions, in­ter alia the Ger­man So­ci­ety for Pub­lic In­ter­na­tion­al Law and the Aca­dem­ic Union for In­ter­na­tion­al Civ­il Pro­ce­du­ral Law. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze is the au­thor of lead­ing pub­li­ca­tions on In­ter­na­tion­al Civ­il Pro­ce­du­ral Law, Bank­ing Law and Ar­bi­tra­tion.

On 20 Oc­to­ber 2010 the Aris­tote­les Uni­ver­si­ty of Thes­sa­loni­ki award­ed Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze the hon­orary doc­tor­ate.

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Prof. Dr. Roderich C. Thümmel, LL.M. (Harvard)

Lawyer

born in 1955; le­gal ed­u­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Tübin­gen and Mu­nich and at Har­vard Law School (LL.M. ’84); ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1984, to the New York Bar in 1986. Hon­orary pro­fes­sor of law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen (in­ter­na­tion­al busi­ness law and ar­bi­tra­tion). Man­ag­ing part­ner of the law firm Thümmel, Schütze & Part­ner. Hon­orary con­sul of the Re­pub­lic of Ice­land.

Pro­fes­sor Dr. Thümmel is a mem­ber of sev­er­al su­per­vi­so­ry boards and ad­vi­so­ry boards in fam­i­ly-owned busi­ness­es, part­ly act­ing as chair­man of the re­spec­tive su­per­vi­so­ry bod­ies. He is a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tion­al Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, of the Ger­man-Amer­i­can Lawyers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, of the Deutsch­er Ju­ris­tentag (Ger­man Le­gal Col­lo­qui­um), of the Stifter­ver­band für die Deutsche Wis­senschaft (As­so­ci­a­tion for the Pro­mo­tion of Ger­man Sci­ence and Hu­man­i­ties), fur­ther of the Ger­man In­sti­tu­tion for Ar­bi­tra­tion and oth­er ar­bi­tra­tion in­sti­tu­tions. He pub­lished nu­mer­ous books and ar­ti­cles on cor­po­rate law, on cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, on D&O li­a­bil­i­ty, on in­ter­na­tion­al con­tract and pro­ce­du­ral law as well as on ar­bi­tra­tion law. On a reg­u­lar ba­sis he gives lec­tures and holds sem­i­nars on the afore­men­tioned sub­jects fo­cus­ing es­pe­cial­ly on the rights and the du­ties of board mem­bers. Pro­fes­sor Dr. Thümmel is the co-ed­i­tor of the jour­nal “Der Auf­sicht­srat” (“The Su­per­vi­so­ry Board”).

Pro­fes­sor Dr. Thümmel is spe­cial­ized on ad­vis­ing com­pa­nies – es­pe­cial­ly fam­i­ly-owned busi­ness­es – and the man­age­ment of com­pa­nies with re­gard to cor­po­rate law is­sues and the struc­tur­ing and ne­go­ti­a­tion of trans­ac­tions. Fur­ther­more, Pro­fes­sor Dr. Thümmel rep­re­sents com­pa­nies in com­plex dis­putes be­fore na­tion­al courts and in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bi­tra­tion pan­els. He is reg­u­lar­ly sit­ting as an ar­bi­tra­tor in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bi­tra­tions. A fur­ther fo­cus area is the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of di­rec­tors and of­fi­cers in D&O li­a­bil­i­ty mat­ters as well as the ad­vis­ing of D&O in­sur­ers as mon­i­tor­ing or cov­er­age coun­sel.

Pro­fes­sor Dr. Thümmel has been elect­ed by the jour­nal “Wirtschaftswoche” (“Busi­ness Week”) (29/2010) as one of the 25 best Ger­man lawyers spe­cial­iz­ing in cor­po­rate law. Ad­di­tion­al­ly, the jour­nal “Han­dels­blatt” (“Jour­nal for Com­merce and Econ­o­my”) has ranked Pro­fes­sor Dr. Thümmel as one of the top lawyers in cor­po­rate law and ar­bi­tra­tion.

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Dr. Thomas R. Klötzel

Lawyer

born in 1957; Dr. Thomas R. Klötzel stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Tübin­gen and Gene­va; ad­mis­sion to the Ger­man Bar in 1986. From 1987 to 1988 Dr. Klötzel was the head of the firm’s Sin­ga­pore of­fice. He is a lec­tur­er in For­eign Law at the ESB Eu­ro­pean School of Busi­ness of Reut­lin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty. In ad­di­tion, he is a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tion­al Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, the Ger­man In­sti­tu­tion of Ar­bi­tra­tion and a board mem­ber of both, the Ger­man-British Ju­rists’ As­so­ci­a­tion and the Ger­man-Sin­ga­pore Lawyers’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

Dr. Klötzel’s prac­tice fo­cus­es on in­ter­na­tion­al civ­il pro­ce­dure law and com­mer­cial ar­bi­tra­tion, where he acts both as ar­bi­tra­tor and coun­sel. He has wide ex­pe­ri­ence in ad­vis­ing com­pa­nies on their in­vest­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in Asia, in par­tic­u­lar in In­dia, Malaysia, Sin­ga­pore, Chi­na and Tai­wan, on is­sues re­lat­ing to the in­cor­po­ra­tion of sub­sidiaries, struc­tur­ing and ne­go­ti­a­tion of joint ven­ture agree­ments – in­clud­ing an­cil­lary agree­ments such as li­cence – man­u­fac­tur­ing, and dis­tri­bu­tion and agen­cy agree­ments. Dr. Thomas R. Klötzel’s strength in lit­i­ga­tion lies in his ex­pe­ri­ence in han­dling com­plex lit­i­ga­tion in var­i­ous state fo­rums, in par­tic­u­lar patent cas­es.

Dr. Klötzel is a fre­quent speak­er at var­i­ous na­tion­al in­sti­tu­tions on mat­ters re­lat­ing to his prac­tice ar­eas. Pa­pers pre­sent­ed by him have been pub­lished in var­i­ous na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al jour­nals.

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Jens Haubold

Lawyer

born in 1971; le­gal stud­ies at the uni­ver­si­ties of Con­stance, Gene­va and Hei­del­berg; as­sis­tant lec­tur­er at the In­sti­tute for Pri­vate In­ter­na­tion­al Law and For­eign Pri­vate and Eco­nom­ic Law, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hei­del­berg (Prof. Dr. Her­bert Kro­nke); ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 2004; pub­li­ca­tions and le­gal opin­ions on pri­vate in­ter­na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al pro­ce­du­ral law, on civ­il law, on in­ter­na­tion­al cap­i­tal mar­kets law and on elec­tron­ic com­merce; reg­u­lar speak­er at lec­tures and sem­i­nars, among oth­ers at the Acade­my of Eu­ro­pean Law (ERA). Mr. Haubold is a mem­ber of the firm’s Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee.
Jens Haubold ad­vis­es large and medi­um­sized com­pa­nies com­pre­hen­sive­ly in cor­po­rate is­sues, com­mer­cial con­tracts and busi­ness law. He is spe­cial­ized in M&A and oth­er cor­po­rate trans­ac­tions as well as in com­plex cor­po­rate lit­i­ga­tion such as share­hold­ers’ claims and D&O li­a­bil­i­ty claims. In this re­gard, Mr. Haubold is al­so rep­re­sent­ing D&O in­sur­ers both as mon­i­tor­ing and cov­er­age coun­sel. An­oth­er fo­cus is ad­vice and lit­i­ga­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al and cross-bor­der com­mer­cial is­sues.

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Zlata Sheve, LL.M.

Attorney at Law (Russia)

born in 1979; Zlata Sheve studied law in Russia and received a Master’s Degree from the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany), doctorate in philosophy in Russia. Ms. Sheve has been working in our Singapore office since 2007 and has spent two years in our Stuttgart office from 2009-2010. Ms Sheve is a member of the Russian bar association since 2011 and currently works in Singapore as a Registered Foreign Lawyer.

Ms. Sheve advises mainly Russian corporations on their investments in: Singapore, other ASEAN Member States, and Germany, and as well in cross border layout of the corporate, employment and distribution structures.

As a member of the Russian Desk Ms. Sheve supports international clients with their projects in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS-countries.

Ms. Sheve is a member of the German-Russian Jurists Association and a founding and management committee member of “Russian Club” in Singapore.

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Robert Vieweger, MBL

Lawyer

Born 1976, Study of Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cologne, At­tor­ney-at-law since 2006.

Be­fore join­ing TSP, Robert Vieweger worked as a lawyer in Dus­sel­dorf and Tokyo and ad­vised Ger­man and for­eign clients main­ly in the fields of cor­po­rate and com­mer­cial law, on M&A trans­ac­tions, re­struc­tur­ing pro­jects, and in­ter­na­tion­al con­tract law. Robert Vieweger has al­so spe­cial ex­per­tise in re­al es­tate and in­sol­ven­cy law.

Dur­ing his three years of prac­tice in Japan, Robert Vieweger was ad­mit­ted to the Tokyo Bar As­so­ci­a­tion as a Reg­is­tered For­eign Lawyer (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Ben­goshi) and ren­dered from Tokyo le­gal ser­vices for Ger­man com­pa­nies in Japan, ad­vis­ing on var­i­ous pro­jects for sub­sidiaries, branch­es, joint ven­tures, and lo­cal dis­tri­bu­tion struc­tures. This in­clud­ed al­so re­struc­tur­ing pro­jects and in­ter­na­tion­al group in­sol­ven­cy pro­ceed­ings in­volv­ing Japan.

Since February 2012, Robert Vieweger heads our Singapore office and advises German and foreign clients in these fields of law, and supports or conducts arbitration and international court proceedings. The emphasis of his practice is on corporate, labor, and distribution law concerning mainly Germany-based investments in Singapore. In addition, Robert Vieweger renders legal support for projects funded by German investors in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and other ASEAN Member States, and advises corporations from these jurisdictions on their investments in Germany.

Apart from his German bar admission, Robert Vieweger is registered with the Attorney-General of Singapore as a Foreign Lawyer. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.

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Christian Raiser

Lawyer

Born in Tuebingen in 1986; studied law at the University of Tuebingen; worked at the University of Tuebingen (Chair of Dr. Karl-Hermann Kästner); clerkship at the Regional Court of Tuebingen and posted to Stuttgart and Singapore by Thümmel, Schütze & Partner.

Mr. Raiser is admitted to the Bar in Stuttgart and as a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

His focus areas include international contracts as well as IT and sales and corporate law, in which he supports German and international clients in connection with cross-border investments in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Real estate comprises an additional practice focus for Mr. Raiser. In particular, he provides legal advice, including legal due diligence, for real estate transactions.